28 Dec '11, 2am

Dot Earth Blog: Madrid Joins Cities Replacing Concrete With Greenery

Madrid Joins Cities Replacing Concrete With Greenery By ANDREW C. REVKIN I have to make note of the fascinating article by Michael Kimmelman in The Times describing Madrid’s ambitious reinvention of what Kimmelman describes as a “crippling gash” of aging riverside highway lanes as a green swath that one resident calls “new lungs.” (The video above, produced by the city, provides background on the project.) Here’s the nut of Kimmelman’s piece and a link to the rest: The park here, called Madrid Río , has largely been finished. More than six miles long, it transforms a formerly neglected area in the middle of Spain’s capital. Its creation, in four years, atop a complex network of tunnels dug to bury an intrusive highway, also rejuvenates a long-lost stretch of the Manzanares River, and in so doing knits together neighborhoods that the highway had cut off from the city center...

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